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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    September 13, 2012
    4:25 - 5:00am EDT  

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gotten her wedding dress, like, you know, i'm sure her wedding dress will be white, right? good morning. getting ever closer to the end of the work woke, folks. taking a live look at the woodrow wilson bridge right now. we'll check in with julie in a second for the latest on that. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time to check our weather with tucker barnes. >> more of the same today. we are just doing a relate nice job of delivering good weather around here during the last
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couple of days and we'll do it again. the quiet continues. very comfortable conditions out there. we are falling back into the others across much of the region. in the low 60s here in town. should be lots of sunshine in your forecast. no come plopping with highs expected to be in the lower 80s and again, dry weather today. a few changes tomorrow. -- no complaining with highs expected to be in the lower 80s and again, dry weather today. we'll have the weekend forecast in just a minute. a nice-looking day ahead. back to you guys. riots continue in egypt overnight. hundreds of protesters have been outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. they have been clashing with riot police throwing rock and bottles and they are reportedly angry at a film produced in the u.s. hap cults islam. there are reports that al-qaeda has actually orchestrated the protest. let's take a live look right
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now in cairo where things appear to be relatively calm. you can see people milling about there. in libya, 50 elite marines are arriving in tripoli as the fbi investigates the killing of ambassador stevens. members of the cuban government say they are ready to negotiate a solution in the case of alan gross, a maryland man imprisoned in their country. the american contractor was arrested in 2009. cuban officials say he was part of a multimillion-dollar u.s. plan to undermine the government by supplying people with internet access. gross is currently serving a 15- year sentence. a disturbing discovery at a day care facility in northern virginia. police say 29-year-old anila qayyum has a permit take care of five children at a home in wood brim but child protective services found 21 inside. some of the kids were in closets and bathrooms strapped
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to car seats. qayyum and her sister are now facing seven counts each of reckless child endangerment. we finally know what the iphone 5 looks like and when it is expected to hit the storeselves. >> the company unveiled the phone yesterday. robert gray has more on this. >> this is iphone 5. >> reporter: apple unveiling the much-anticipated new iphone. it is thinner and heighter than the previous model and it has a bigger screen. >> iphone 5eus retina display, the same 326 pixels per inch and it is a stunning display in every way. ever iphone to date has had a
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3.5-inch screen but the new screen is a 4-inch display. -- iphone 5 is retina display. we have great partners we're working with, at&t, verizon and sprint to support lte on iphone 5. >> reporter: google's android has become the most used mobile operating system in the world and samsung has taken the lead in smart phone sales. >> analysts are predicting 10 million sold within the first three weeks. they are saying something about .5% of the u.s. gdp is hinging on this phone. >> reporter: apple has sold more than 240 million if ops since the first one came out in 2007. the new if op will cost the same as the iphone 4s did when it debuted a year ago. -- apple has sold more than 240
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million iphones since the first one came out in 2007. the new five own will cost the same as the iphone 4s did when it debuted a year ago. >> the company also showed off a new headphone called ear pods which intentionally directs sound into your ear. the ones right now are so uncomfortable. they hurt my ears. >> really? >> you wouldn't know. >> now, i can get the iphone 4. >> he is really ahead of the time. plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. good morning to you. it is thursday, september 13th. live lock outside right now at the washington monument as we bring this week to a close. -- live look outside. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons.
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it's not over yet. >> it's thursday. we only have one more day. >> i know what you're saying. >> my day is just getting started. i got thursday and friday. >> you count once you get up that day is already done. >> the hard part is over. >> i'm happy for it to be friday. >> the weather will cooperate so the good news is you can enjoy your thursday. sorry to scare you, everybody. there is your current temperature. 63 in washington at reagan national. remember the last couple of mornings, we've been in the 40s. we're getting close to that. very comfortable conditions. going to be another great looking day. still not a lot of surface features to talk about. we have high pressure keeping us nice and dry. a few clouds streaming into tennessee and our cold front north and we was chicago. that will impact us later tomorrow night and early saturday with a few showers around here. we'll worry about that later. today, high in the low 80s.
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lots of sunshine, dry forecast. another gorgeous day. enjoy. >> beautiful. thank you. >> guess what time it is now. >> check in with julie wright. favorite time of the day. >> i still say there needs to be some kind of theme music going on instead of that. >> don't get us started. >> some kind of kanye, beyonce, early, wind and fire maybe. >> jimi hendrix. >> there you go. that will wake everybody up. on the roads, you will find your lanes are open. nothing too complicated out here. coming inbound off the dulles toll road, nice and easy. only one little person coming in here. lanes are open, no problems to report as you continue 395 across the 14th street bridge. a nice, easy commute headed for the southeast-southwest
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freeway. overnight construction in the process of clearing on the gallows road. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. protests went on all night in cairo, egypt. police fired tear gas to try to disperse the crowds that you see there. they have been protesting against an anti-muslim movie. >> a video came out calling for muslims around the world to get revenge on americans everywhere. >> the pentagon is sending two ships to the coast of libya. let's get the latest on the events in the middle east from melanie alnwick live in the newsroom. >> good morning. president obama has called the presidents of libya and egypt urging them to continue working with the united states to
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ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel in their countries. meanwhile, specially trained marines arrived overnight in tripoli as the fbi investigates if that rampage was ingood a coordinated attack. the u.s. consulate now abandoned was a villa in benghazi. killed in the tax was u.s. ambassador chris stevens. a state department information officer sean smith also died. u.s. officials believe the fire bombing of the u.s. consulate was a targeted terrorist attack planned for september 11th and not part of a spontaneous protest like another at the u.s. embassy in egypt where, again in cairo, there was rioting in the street. all over an obscure anti-islam video produced by a california film maker and posted on youtube. president obama condemned at tax and then went to the state department to mourn with employees there. hillary clinton said the libyan government was not involved.
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>> this was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of libya. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we are working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. >> reporter: sean smith was an air force veteran and the married father two of young children. two other americans have not been identified by the state department yet. security has been increased not only at u.s. embassies but also at consulates around the world. there are calls from muslim groups for more protests this week. juror thank you. there was a rally in support of the united states in front. of the white house yesterday. muslims, mostly from libya, came out to say that only
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extremists hate the united states. the rally was inspired by a similar demonstration supporting ambassador stevens in the city of benghazi last night. stay with fox 5 for the latest on this developing story both on air and online at myfoxdc.com. the fate of a maryland man who has been imprisoned in cuba since 2009 is making headline this morning. a cuban official says the government is ready to negotiate a solution in the case of alan gross and says the country is waiting for a response from the u.s. now, this is the first time a senior diplomat has hinted a proposal has been made. gross is currently serving a 15- year sentence. the cuban government claims he was part of a u.s. plan to undermine the regime by equipping people with internet. new this morning. prince george's county police are asking for your help in the search for a missing man seen right here, 68-year-old george farinot. he was last seen driving in the
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area of h street northeast towards benning road. he drives a 2004 tan chevy blazer. if you have any information his where abouts, call prince george's county police. a day care is shut down. police say anila qayyum hay business permit to take care of five children. when child protective services arrived, they found 21 and only her 23-year-old sister was there helping. some of the kids were found in closets and bathrooms strapped to car seats. >> it was really disturbing. that means to me that you have too many children inside the house so i think that is dangerous and that sends out a really bad message. i would be really upset if that was my child in there. >> the sisters were arrested and are now facing seven counts each of reckless child endangerment. if convicted, they could face jail time. jail time.
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in the race for the white house, gop presidential hopeful mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan are back in our area. this morning, romney holds a campaign rally in fairfax. congressman ryan is in d.c. to vote ao. -- to vote on a spending bill. south first lady is campaigning in virginia today making stops in richmond and fredericksburg. the first lady is expected to speak to supporters about what is at stake for virginians in this election. virginia is a key battleground state and right now the race between president obama and mitt romney is close. the president campaigns today in colorado. some airport workers accused of boozing on the job but not drinking booze but stealing it. up next, details of their alleged heist. plus, speaking of heights here, here is one that did not go as planned. the wild chase and the cash out
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the window. all of this captured on video. we'll show it to you on the other side of the break. >> there it goes. >> yeah, wow! 
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a second confirmed death now from west nile virus in maryland. health official will only say that the two victims were adults and are urging people to take precautions against getting the virus. now, those precautions include using epa registered insect repellent and wearing long pants and long sloveniaed shirts outdoors during dawn and d sk. the city. one of the biggest sticking points is how but negotiations continue between the teachers union and the city. one of the biggest sticking points is how much student test scores should be tied to teacher job evaluations.
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eighteen airport workers are facing charges in new york accused of stealing more than 100,000 mini bottle of booze. investigators say the drivers stole the antibiotic frlz air planes at jfk airport and queens and stole them on the loading dock. they are accused of taking perfume, cigarettes and larger bottles of liquor. a wild seen out in l.a. where two bank robbery suspects threw money out of a window while leading police on the chase. neighbors ran into the streets in hopes of grabbing some of of the cash. they were arrested as hundreds of onlookers had to be kept back by police. >> it was that gray suv right there. happened to be watching it yesterday. it was crazy but it came to a good ending. a fox 5 exclusive coming up i'm one on one with former mayor adrian fenty. >> is there anything new going on? >> i may have to argue with
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that. i don't know whether people miss seeing me or not. i love d.c. >> what does the former mayor think about the current state of d.c. politics, particularly the corruption scandal. that is straight ahead. >> good morning. nice cool start to your day. lots of sunshine in your thursday forecast. i'll have all the details on that. julie wright has a look at your traffic too. we'll do it right after the break.
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the washington national cathedral is holding a memorial serve is today in honor of astronaut neil armstrong. the first man on the moon passed away last month at the age of 82. utah the cathedral is home to a lunar rock presented in 19746789 a limited number of seats for today's service are open to the public. those interested in taping were asked to contact that is a we have the information about it on myfoxdc.com. it will be a great day too for folks to get out if they aring down to that service. it is another beautiful one. >> it will be a beautiful one. cool temperatures to start your day. we return to late summer in the afternoon. a nice time of year. >> we are on a roll right now. >> it is kind of nice. >> we have been on the roll all week. >> turn the air off. >> it hasn't been on for days. >> my windows were open
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yesterday too. lets get right to yesterday's daytime highs. that's right. the fox 5 accu-weather team will give you the information. 81degrees at reagan national. dulles as 81. bwi marshall, 79 degrees. we've still been running a little cool at night and we're doing it again this morning with temperatures falling back into the 50s if are outside the beltway here. here we are getting nice and cool again. it feels good though. 52 in manassas. 55 this morning in fredericksburg. leonardtown, good morning, 54 for you. 63 here in annapolis and in washington. i think these temperatures will fall further here over the next hour or two. the sun doesn't get up until close to 7:00 this morning. there is your satellite-radar. nice and quiet out at the moment. lots of sunshine expected. continue to be dealing with an area of low pressure that has been delivering the gorgeous weather across the eastern half of the can'tery the last several days. this cold front will be our
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next weather maker late tomorrow and early saturday. later tomorrow night, early saturday, we could have a shower or two around here and we'll get it out of here early saturday. early enough on saturday that we're going to salvage most of the weekend. that is good news. 82 today. one degree warmer than yesterday. not a lot of humidity. should be very comfortable for you. a few clouds, cool overnight, 63. here is the all-important accu- weather seven-day forecast. 82 the next couple of days. behind that front late friday, we cool it down a little bit for the weekend with highs in the mid- to upper 70s. by early next week, a second cold front will get through here by tuesday. temperatures will right-hand a little below average here into early next week. let's do some traffic with julie wright. >> good morning. right now on the roads, traffic running at speed. no big issues to report at this
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time. traffic nice and easy each way at the wilson bridge. southbound 270 out past clarksburg, no trouble spots to report south of germantown. beltway looks great traveling between college park and bethesda. overnight construction over in greenbelt cleared and here we are live eastbound 66 making your way past fair oaks towards 123. traffic volume still at speed. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. it has been almost two years since mayor vincent gray defeated former d.c. mayor adrian fenty and since then, the d.c. government has been plagued with scandal and mayor fenty has laid low. that is until now. >> matt ackland caught up with the former mayor getting some of his thoughts on the current administration. >> reporter: mayor fenty says he is happeny to be a private citizen and seemed to shy away from calls for him to return to the possible spotlight. >> people miss seeing you.
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anything new going on? >> i may have to argue with that. i don't know whether people miss seeing me or not but i love d.c., born and raised here. >> reporter: the former mayor was careful with his words when we asked about the headlines of scandal that have come from city government since he left the district's highest office. >> any time there is any type of investigation, citizens' ears are going to perk up. i'll pay attention. >> reporter: since fenty left office, two councilmembers have been forced from their jobs after admitting to felonies actually shadow campaign that was put together to defeat fenty was uncovered by federal officials. man who defeated fenty remains under investigate by the u.s. attorney. >> clearly, there have been some missteps and mistakes and some things that shouldn't have happened in the past. my hope is that those things remain in the past and everything gets back to normal and the city continues to improve. >> reporter: fenty made no
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mention. getting back into d.c. politics but said he will continue to support the city he loves. >> as a d.c. resident, i think the city in general is going forward and is a great place to live. i'll keep doing everything i can as a citizen to make sure it keeps heading that way. >> reporter: currently, mayor fenty says he is working at a law office based in dupont circle. he is also focused on improving education for kids nationwide. matt ackland, fox 5 news. coming up, thinner, bigger, faster. so what are we talking about? the new iphone 5. >> this is a 5? >> you're still on the 4. >> i'm still on the 3. we'll run down what is new with the latest iphone and when you can get your hands on it. [ woman ] dear chex cereal,
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welcome back. more money is being poured into maryland's gambling campaign. penn national familiar belling donated another $4 million to the committee trying to defeat the expanse measure t opposes adding table games in the state and another casino in prince george's county. penn national owns one casino in maryland and one in charlestown, west virginia. voters will have the final say on the measure in a referendum this november. after months ever anticipation and speculation, apple's new iphone is finally out. the company unveiled the device yesterday. it has a bigger screen and thinner, lighter design. it connects to 4g wireless data networks. 4 dp. is faster than apple's current 3g configuration. the camera is eight meganix els compared to the previous model's five. battery is capable of eight hours of talk time and eight hours of internet browsing. before the big reveal, rumors had been swirling about what
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upgrades apple made. >> i think one of the big surprises is that under tim cook there were a lot less surprises than last time. when steve jobs was in charge, he demanded absolute secrecy. i think for the first time, we saw more looks on this phone than we have in any previous apple device in recent memory. >> apple says can you preorder online starting tomorrow or buy one at the apple store on september 21st. the phone's price starts at $199. >> i like the idea of a bigger screen. still have issues with the one i have, 4s. >> 4? okay. let's talk sports now. the latest fad for redskins fans, have you seen it yet. they are calling it griffinning. >> we'll hear what the rookie quarterback thinks about this trend. we'll show you his new sports illustrated cover. >> already? >> uh-huh. >> and the washington nats staying power hungry. an appetite for homerss. but was it enough to get the
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victory. sports breakfast is coming up next. >> that ball is hit hard to left center. see you later.
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in sports, the nats wrapped up their series with the mets last night. ryan zimmerman broke a scoreless tie with a solo home run in the fourth. so you later. the star of the game was stephen strasbourg's replacement in the starting row train. john lanham pitched 5 and 2/3 innings of shutout ball. the gats on go on to win. they lead the braves by 8 1/2 games in the nl east. >>-- the nats go on to win. >> evan longuria chopped one to third. manny machado fakes and turns around. matt weeders ends up tagging
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out the runner. the game win are here. os beat the rays 3-2 and are still tied with the yanks atop the a.l. east. exciting times. >> yes, good times. everyone is winning around here. accolades keep coming in for robert griffin iii. he landed on the cover of this week's east coast edition of sports illustrate and was named the offensive player of the week. he did it all starting a new internet craze dubbed griffinning. here is how it all began. he got knocked don on his back side and a split second after slowing his first touchdown pass in the nfl he struck that now famous pose from the ground with his arms up and finners pointed to the sky. what are robert's thoughts on this? >> who would have thought getting knocked on your butt and get ago touchdown would have started that. i'm not opposed to it but